> Has anyone seen a remote diff command?
> I'd like to be able to run diff on a local file against a file on a
> remote host.
> I thought I'd ask before I write a shell script to do it:
> copy the local file to a temp name,
> rsync the remote file down to the temp file and then diff
> temp original
> Using small files so copying won't be a problem..
use md5 locally and remotely. Very quick regardless of
filesize. In case you don't know, it gives a 128-bit
"signature" of a file and hell will freeze over before
you find a pair of different files with the same
It's a prog called md5sum (in gnu textutils) so you
should have it already)
Handy, whether you're diffing manually or part of
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